Monday, September 27, 2010

O the horror.

Martin Scorcese is a genius and definitely one of my favorite directors of all time.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuxandtie Meets 13th Witness

On 9/13 I got an invite to attend a show by a major inspiration of mine 13th Witness. I first heard about this photographer through Maestro Knows and have been following his work ever since. He is constantly shooting, learning to get better, and is completely self taught. He shows me that through dedication you can attain your dreams which has lead him to work with many great artists including one of my all time favorites John Mayer. I met 13th at his first show at Reed Space in Manhattan and was impressed with the great work and the turnout. Check out his website at and a short documentary piece below.

1-2-1 w/jeffstaple feat. 13th Witness from jeffstaple on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Im here super duper duder cud

I love the song and art direction in this video. Cudi!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Burchfield. Marclay. Ikeda.

So while at school at Pratt I have got the opportunity to see many great shows and exhibits. It is a great feeling to be so connected to the city and I love going with my fellow students to see the exhibits and here what everyones take on the work is. Just this past week I have went to 2 events. The first was at the Whitney where I examined the work of painter Charles Burchfield. My favorite exhibit however was by Christian Marclay who exhibited his music with pop art artifacts.
Last night I went to the French Inistitute to see a video art piece by Ikeda. This piece was amazing which in my opinion was showing the vastness of the universe and mans relationship to it. The sound was mind blowing in the theatre and at times got so loud that it made alot of the people uncomfortable.
I love that New York has so much culture in the arts and that I get an opportunity to experience it. I can feel my mind evolving and growing and that I am growing as an artist. I am now so eager to create and work on my projects! I will be sure to post some of the work here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Red Suit.

Hate him or love him Kanye West exudes confidence. Only a confident person could rock an all red suit and make it look fly. The VMAs were lackluster and this performance wasn't mind blowing, but I'm feeling the song and ready for is new album. This song is definetly a much darker song for Kanye ..the man has certainly been through alot these past few years.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


New York has been amazing so far! Fashion Night out was one of the coolest events I've ever been to. The stores were basically open all night with dope DJs, stores full of models and designers, and drinks being served in the stores for free. I only brought my old point and shoot and snapped a few photos but I was to busy in all the excitement of the night with some my friend Erin and some of her homegirls. The shot above was of a band called Lana Mir performing in Bloomingdales. Dope music. Great Whiskey.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I want you.

I think this video is ill and mad sexy. I love black and whites. Its directed by Vashtie, a dope director and my self admitted celebrity crush. Theophilus's music is very diverse and his mixtape is available online. Check it out its definetly worth checking out. His music is full of hot beats and clever lyrics. I'm feeling like this guy is really gonna blow up. I think they is a chain of events about to happen.. Theophilus becomes the new Cudi, Cudi becomes the new Kanye, Kanye becomes the new Jay Z. But what would that make Jay.. a hip hop diety?

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Today in class we watched several great shorts. I thought this one was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. When the music slows it completely pulls you in, especially the shot of the foot in the puddle that is intricately choreographed to the music of the piano. I definitely understand and have felt this feeling, where time almost stands still for you to be with someone and nothing can stop you. Nothing compares to that feeling.

If you like this piece by Arev Manoukian I recommend you also look at the Making of Video which shows how intricate this project really was. View it here nuit blanche